If you’re following a clean eating diet, organic diet or paleo diet, going on vacation can pose some problems in sticking to it. When you’re out of your usual routine, it is all too easy to overindulge in foods that you don’t intend to eat. Luckily, if you choose your vacation destination carefully, you can not only maintain your diet; you also have the opportunity to take it to the next level by trying out some amazing healthy foods in a new location.
If you’re serious about eating clean, you should definitely consider taking your next vacation here in New Zealand. This country is a paradise for clean eating diet, offering you abundant opportunities to experience outstanding pastured meats, organically grown produce and a cornucopia of the best natural foods, beverages and ingredients found anywhere on earth.
Whether you want to experience foodie events with other clean eating enthusiasts or you’d rather stick to dining in intimate restaurants and cafes, you’ll find options that will delight you here in New Zealand.
Upcoming Clean Eating Foodie Events in New Zealand
The 2018 Auckland Food Show
This show features an abundance of vendors offering wholesome foods to accommodate every type of dietary preference you could imagine. 2018’s lineup looks spectacular so far, and it is still in the process of being finalised.
Judging by the vendors that have already committed to be at the show, you’ll have the opportunity to experience locally-grown, organic, free-range and pastured meats; healthy organic juices; abundant New Zealand fruits, vegetables and produce of every imaginable variety; premium New Zealand chocolates; New Zealand-grown coffees; gluten-free, Paleo-friendly grain-free breads; organic gelatos and sorbets; sustainably-produced beers and wines; and a spectacular variety of gourmet raw foods. Interesting demonstrations will round out the show offerings for an event that is well worth attending.
Dates: July 26-29, 2018
Location: The ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand
The 2018 Christchurch Food Show
At this event, one of the main highlights is seeing top chefs demonstrate their techniques for healthy home cooking. These entertaining live demonstrations take place in the Cooking Theatre, a venue that foodies are sure to appreciate. Expert chefs will introduce you to savoury new organic recipes. You’ll also have the chance to sample farm-fresh, locally-grown herbs and produce; pastured, organic and sustainably-grown meats; healthy New Zealand-grown superfood products; and a wide variety of other interesting whole foods.
Dates: April 6-8, 2018
Location: Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Drive, Christchurch, New Zealand
The GoGreen Expo
This event features organic and sustainable food as well as workshops, seminars and classes on a range of topics such as beauty, health and wellness. One of the highlights of this event is the Better Food Fair, an event designed to introduce you to a range of dietary food choices including organic, Paleo-friendly, vegan, gluten-free and raw food products.
Dates and Locations: There are multiple New Zealand dates and locations for this expo. The Auckland event will take place April 7th – 8th, 2018. The Christchurch event will take place August 11th – 12th, 2018.
Come and sample four different flavours of a fizzy, probiotic beverage that’s hand-crafted and batch-brewed right here in New Zealand.
Date: December 16th, 2017
Location: Commonsense Organics in Wellington City
Paleo and Zone Diet Nutrition Seminars
Learn about how the Paleo and Zone diets can help you accomplish your weight loss goals.
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Dates: Ongoing; can be scheduled to suit your vacation travel itinerary
Organic Eateries in New Zealand
The Unbakeries: If you want a quick but healthy breakfast, lunch, tea, smoothie, cold-pressed juice, nut milk or yummy bakery-style treat, the Unbakeries offer you healthy raw, vegetarian and organic options. There are multiple Unbakery locations; you’ll find them in Ponsonby and Auckland.
The Wise Cicada Café in Newmarket, Auckland offers a menu featuring raw, vegan and organic foods. There’s also a Wise Cicada Clinic at the same location offering a range of holistic therapies including nutrition therapy, homoeopathy and more.
Kokako Café in Auckland serves organic coffees, teas and an interesting brunch menu.
There are also numerous organic breweries and wineries in New Zealand. You may wish to check out our pages and blog posts about wine tours, wine tasting and brewery tours in New Zealand for more information about those.
Customise Your Ideal Clean Eating Vacation in New Zealand
Whether you follow a paleo diet, an organic diet or you simply try to eat as clean as you possibly can, we can help you customise the ideal vacation package. We can set you up with a customised private guided tour that will enable you to thoroughly enjoy the process of sticking to your diet while you’re on vacation. You’ll be able to indulge in a broad variety of extraordinary dining options without ever feeling as if you are missing out on authentic local experiences or being deprived in any way.
We’re positive you’ll feel energised and reinvigorated when you get a chance to meet locals who share your passions for primal eating, sustainable food and clean eating diet. If you’re outside New Zealand, give us a call at +64 2191 0433 to discuss the sights you’d like to see, the events you want to experience and your dietary preferences.